Evolution of life is a website offering original teaching materials about the evolution of life. Evolutionary concepts and evolutionary biology as a modern and relevant science are explained and shown through animation movies (the origin of life as seen by the water molecule Piccolina), documentaries (the effect of human actions on the evolution of animals) and simulations (the states of water, the movement of tectonic plates, ...). These teaching resources can be accessed by everyone who wishes to learn more about evolution.
MEDEA Awards 2016
The 2016 awards and prizes are:
The MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media
The MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media
Prize for Media-supported Language Learning
Prize for Media-supported Science Education
Prize for Best use of Media in Higher Education
Prize for European Collaboration in the Creation of Educational Media
MEDEA Special Jury Prize
Submit your entry now and take part in the competition!
The annual MEDEA Awards for 2016 was launched at the beginning of July with the announcement of several new prizes and a reminder of the deadline for submissions which is 30 November 2015. The aim of this annual competition now entering its eighth year, is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. Finalists will be invited to participate in the Media & Learning Conference taking place in Brussels on 10-11 March 2016 during which the MEDEA Awards Ceremony will take place. The MEDEA Awards 2016 includes two main awards and 5 additional prize categories:
- The MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media
- The MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media
- Prize for Media-supported Language Learning
- Prize for Media-supported Science Education supported by the Inspiring Science Education Project
- Prize for Best use of Media in Higher Education
- Prize for European Collaboration in the Creation of Educational Media
- The MEDEA Special Jury Prize
On Wednesday 18 March, the M&L Association and the Educational Radiotelevision will organise a webinar on "Greek winners in the Medea-Awards 2014". The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media in education. The awards also promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
This year the European Collaboration Award was given to Digital Stories created by the 1st Primary School, Sparta in Greece and Vuorentaustan School, Ylöjärvi in Finland in the framework of an etwinning project and represented at the Awards Ceremony by Maria Alexandra Koumanakou. A second prize for the audience favorite was given to the highly popular "To Pantopoleion" - The Grocery Store, submitted by Safer Internet Hellas & Art Productions, Greece and will be presented at the webinar by Dr Veronica Samara, coordinator of the Greek Safer Internet Center.
The one-hour webinar will focus on best practices of using media and in particular videos for learning. Specifically, two speakers will present their approach in using media to promote safe navigation on the web and also to encourage collaboration through digital storytelling. To find more info & register, click here.